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International poll finds Canada’s global reputation in decline

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An international poll done for the BBC World Service suggests Canada’s global reputation has taken a hit over the past year. The decline was sharpest in China, where 54 per cent of respondents said Canada’s influence in the world was “mainly positive”—a 21-point drop from 2009. Americans and the British also showed less goodwill towards Canada than they have in years past. In the U.S., the proportion of those with a positive view of Canada fell by 15 points to 67 per cent, while in Britain it dropped 12 points to 62 per cent. Pollster Doug Miller of Globescan, the firm behind the international survey, blamed the negative coverage of Canada’s climate change efforts for some of the decline.

CBC News

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